Fernando Uribe and Camilo Sanvezzo traded braces before Gerado Flores won it late for Toluca. The 2-3 victory puts the Diablos Rojos into the top eight – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – while the loss mathematically ends the Gallos Blancos’ own hopes of making the playoffs.
The hosts had the first chances of the game, with Édgar Benítez looking dangerous along the left wing; however, “el Pájaro” couldn’t find the final touch. It took Toluca nearly half an hour to find a dangerous chance of their own, but they made it count.
In the 27th minute, Pablo Barrientos played in Fernando Uribe, who shot past the onrushing Tiago Volpi to make it 0-1.
Ángel Sepúlveda had a chance to tie it for Querétaro, but Alfredo Talavera was there to make the save. Toluca then hit the woodwork in the 44th minute as Uribe looked for his second, but he would only be denied for so long. In the final moments of the half, he headed home a cross from Gerardo Flores to make it 0-2.
But in the second half, Querétaro reduced the deficit. In the 55th minute, substitute Yerson Candelo played in Sanvezzo, who got enough on the ball to make it 1-2.
After missing a pair of chances to tie it up, Sanvezzo finally found his second goal in the 86th minute.
But parity lasted just two minutes before Gerardo Flores headed home a corner kick to restore Toluca’s lead.
Querétaro looked for another equalizer, but there wasn’t enough time left for them to get anything out of the game.
With the 2-3 win, Toluca reaches 24 points while Querétaro remains on 17.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Jaime Gómez (Ricardo Peña 61′), Víctor Milke, Dionicio Escalante, Jonathan Bornstein, Ángel Sepúlveda (Yerson Candelo 46′), Nery Domínguez, Luis Noriega (Carlos Fierro 68′), Camilo Sanvezzo, Emanuel Villa, Édgar Benítez.
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Aldo Benítez (Aarón Galindo 74′), Paulo da Silva, Osvaldo González, Gerardo Flores, Carlos Esquivel (Antonio Rios 73′), Pablo Barrientos, Erbin Trejo, Ernesto Vega, Fernando Uribe (Enrique Triverio 69′), Jesús Méndez.